In this paper I will examine the formal boundaries and border crossings of the prose poem from a creative writing practitioner’s point of view. I will look at definitions of the prose poem, whether I agree with them and how they relate to my own work. In terms of shifting boundaries, the prose poems I am writing for my practice-led Creative Writing PhD have all been written when the poems could not be broken down into separate lines. I wish to interrogate this further, to ask why this is the case. In my own work, prose poems are written as a response to ekphrasis and psychogeography (exploring landscapes related to Richard III, the Princes in the Tower and their families). What is the link between fiction, poetry, prose poetry and history? The prose poem blurs the lines between forms and allows me to access the small, intimate moments of history.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 13 Jul 2019|
|Event||Prose Poetry Symposium - Leeds Trinity University, Leeds , United Kingdom|
Duration: 13 Jul 2019 → 13 Jul 2019
|Conference||Prose Poetry Symposium|
|Period||13/07/19 → 13/07/19|
- Practice-led research
- Creative writing